Jose Rolando Olvera Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1963
Birthplace: 
Houston, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
Hispanic
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, McAllen, Texas, 1990-1993
Private practice, Brownsville, Texas, 1994-2000, 2003-2004, 2007-2008
Judge, Texas District Court, Three Hundred and Fifty-Seventh Judicial District, 2001-2002
Judge, Texas District Court, One Hundred and Thirty-Eighth Judicial District, 2005-2006
Judge, Brownsville [Texas] Municipal Court, 2007-2008
Judge, Texas District Court, Four Hundred and Forty-Fifth Judicial District, 2009-2015
Presiding judge, Fifth Administrative Judicial Region of Texas, 2011-2015

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, September 18, 2014; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1985
Name of School - Second: 

University of Texas School of Law

Only a large law school devoted to excellence across the range of modern legal education can offer this diversity. UT manages to do so while at the same time offering students intimate settings for study and recreation. The entering class is divided into eight extracurricular Societies, which become hubs of fun and friendship. The first year curriculum includes small classes offering individual attention, and the upper class curriculum is studded with seminars, colloquia, and clinics. Large class or small, good teaching is the norm. Student satisfaction surveys place Texas at or near the top year after year; our teaching track record is seldom matched by any other law school.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1989

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Court Name: 

Texas Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Barack Obama
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/4/2015
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